distrx is a free location-aware mobile app designed specifically for Main Street communities. As mobile users enter your district, they receive a welcome greeting, and the app opens to reveal everything a visitor wants to know about your community: area events, parking locations, local attractions, map, and a business directory by category. Best of all, when the same visitor travels to another Main Street community, the same mobile app transforms to become the app for that community. There is no cost to your Main Street and local businesses to participate. Merchants create comprehensive business listings and promotional offers, including in-app and web page listings - all at no cost to the business.
Your mobile app includes all of the listed features at no cost to your Main Street. For a modest fee per stop, you can create engaging Walking Tours, which include scrollable images and descriptions, as well as audio narration. As participants approach each stop, the content appears on participants’ mobile devices automatically.
Your app can also power app-based scavenger, treasure hunts and other themed contests and games. These Apptivity™ events drive traffic to your merchants in search of clues to unlock prizes, require contestants to answer questions or perform actions, making them participants in your community. As with Walking Tours, a per stop setup fee is required.
distrx lets mobile users know when they’ve arrived in your district, providing a welcome alert and message you control.
Include area attractions and points of interest, including links to websites or other resources.
Dining, Shopping, Arts, Entertainment – local businesses are listed in their respective category and appear on the map, highlighting current promotions.
List your parking locations, which will appear on the map. When a location is selected, your app displays the route to get there.
Post your upcoming events, or link directly to your website’s event page.